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Free summer travel across the U.S. and Oklahoma for 8th Graders and Juniors

Five high school juniors and four eighth graders will be selected to attend free trips through TCEC. All area eligible students whose parents or guardians are TCEC members are encouraged to apply by January 22, 2018. Details, videos and application materials are on the cooperative’s website at  Information packets were mailed to school counselors.

As a member of statewide electric cooperative associations in Oklahoma and Kansas, TCEC is excited to offer leadership development opportunities to area youth. Selected students will attend camps or tours with other outstanding students from across the state in the summer of 2018.

High school juniors are encouraged fill out an application including their contact information, community, school and work activities and a brief explanation of why they would make a good TCEC delegate. A panel of judges will review applications to select ten finalists for interviews. Three finalists are selected for the gold award trip to Washington, D.C. June 9-14, 2018, and two are selected for the silver award trip to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, July 13-18, 2018

Eighth graders simply write a creative letter to their school’s principal naming specific actions the school should take to be more energy efficient. They submit the letter with the trip application to TCEC to enter the contest for the free trip to YouthPower Energy Camp May 29 – June 1, 2018 at Canyon Camp near Hinton. They can include photos and other exhibits to support their reasoning.

TCEC pays transportation, lodging, meals and other incidental costs incurred with all trips. Students are responsible for souvenirs and extra personal items they may need during the trip.

More details, videos and trip applications are available online at under ‘Community’ then ‘Youth and Education.’ For additional information, call Leslie Kraich at 580-652-2418 or email

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Photo Cutline: 2017 winners pictured having fun on their trips.


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